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Ganga Zumba Summer Session UM Live at Shibuya AX

GANGA ZUMBA

Ganga Zumba Summer Session UM Live at Shibuya AX

Ref: FSV3963


Price: 36.99


Ganga Zumba is the group formed by Kazufumi Miyazawa (also of the Boom and a solo musician) who is particularly influenced by Brazlian music. They include among their ranks the brilliant Brazilian percussionist and the greatest pandeiro player Marocs Suzano and Fernando Moura on keyboards. This is a DVD of their live set from September 2007 at Tokyo Shibuya AX. 17 tracks including Rainbow Warriors, Habatake!, Why?, Chimuguri Utasha, Samba Caos, Subarashii Hibi, Rakuen, Toquio, Mambolero, Rakuen, Brasileiro em Toquio and Baila Con Ganga Zumba.


Yorimichi 2007 - Natsu Sagashi

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Yorimichi 2007 - Natsu Sagashi

Ref: FSV3870


Price: 45.99

Performance from the last day of his tour 'Yorimichi 2007 Natsu Sagashi'. Rakuen, Hikari, Kachidoki-bashi (poetry reading), Shi o Kakitai (poetry reading) Joso (poetry reading) Karitachi Nomichi, Taiyo Akara Nami Kirara, Hitori Shiritori (poetry reading), Pensando em Voce, Okinawa ni Furu Yuki, Sou Naritai (poetry reading), Katakuri no Hana (poetry reading), Haru no Shirase (poetry reading), Shiroi Hamanasu, Boku ni Dekiru Subete, Koko ni Kurutame (poetry reading). 16 tracks including poetry reading and encore. 90 minutes.



Yorimichi 06/07 CD + DVD

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Yorimichi 06/07 CD + DVD

Ref: FSD3869


Price: 32.99

Miyazawa has been performing live in Japan at events called Yorimichi where he sang his own songs (some of them old Boom favourites) a few covers and did some poetry readings. This CD was previously only sold from his own website and and at the live venues, but now gets an official release.10 tracks plus some poetry readings + DVD with live footage. Tracks include Chu-o Sen, Hoshi no Love Letter, Toi Machi de, Shiroi Hamanasu, Okinawa ni Furu Yuki, Subarashii Hibi, Kono Hiroi Sekaide, Hikari, Shimauta, Rakuen and Mijika na Shi.



Um

GANGA ZUMBA

Um

Ref: FSD3571


Price: 25.99

First full album from Ganga Zumba the new group from the Boom's Kazufumi Miyazawa. Includes the brilliant Brazilian pandeiro player Marcos Suzano, keyboardist Fernando Moura, Cuban trumpeter Luis Valle plus six superb Japanese musicians. The music is a mixture of Brazilian and Latin with pop, good songs and singing from the talented Miyazawa. 15 tracks.



Habatake!

GANGA ZUBMA

Habatake!

Ref: FSD3129


Price: 25.99

Ganga Zumba is the new group of Kazufumi Miyazawa one of Japan's leading musicians. Ganga Zumba comprises several members who formed part of Miyazawa's incredible solo projects. These include from Brazilian pandeiro percussionist Marcos Suzano, keyboardist Fernando Moura, from Cuba Luis Valle on trumpet and from Japan, Hiroshi Takano on guitar, drummer (also with Orquesta de la Luz) Genta and Reiko Tsuchiya on violin and Chiinese erhu. Habatake! is a mini-album of 7 tracks. More pop than Brazilian, good songs, great performance.



Tokyo Story

MIYAZAWA

Tokyo Story

Ref: FSCD1002a


Price: 4.99

Kazufumi Miyazawa has been called the Japanese David Byrne, Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel rolled into one. On this Best of album, Miyazawa combines Brazilian music with Japanese and other Oriental influences, a version of his million selling Okinawan song Shima Uta plus western and dance oriented sounds. All with the help of a stellar cast of collaborators from around the world, including producers, Arto Lindsay and Hugh Padgham, musicians, Carlinhos Brown, Marcos Suzano, Max de Castro, Lenine, Takashi Hirayasu, Manu Katche and Dominic Miller with dancefloor remixes by Truby Trio and Monaural.

From Kofu, about seventy miles west of Tokyo, Miyazawa formed the Boom at the end of the 80s with school friends. Every Sunday, the group would head to so-called ‘Din Alley’, in fashionable Harajuku. The Boom latched onto post-punk; the Police, Two-Tone, early U2. Most bands never made it out of the street, but the Boom progressed to live clubs in the city and a major record deal. They made a couple of albums of ska inspired rock albums, soon gaining a large cult following. Then in 1993 came the Okinawan influenced single Shima Uta, (island songs) which went on to sell over a million and a half copies, popularizing Japan’s most exciting roots music and winning the Japanese equivalent of a Grammy that year.

Over the following years, Miyazawa expanded his horizons, travelling to and absorbing music from Indonesia, Jamaica, Cuba and particularly Brazil. Aware not to turn the Boom into his solo project and to preserve the group’s separate identity, Miyazawa decided to divide his creativity between the Boom and a solo career. In 1998 he released two solo albums, the first Sixteenth Moon was recorded in London with producer Hugh Padgham (Sting, Genesis) and also featured some of Sting's regular musicians Manu Katche on drums (also Peter Gabriel, Youssou N'Dour) and Dominic Miller (Sting) on guitar. The following Afrosick was recorded in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro, with some of the leading lights of Brazilian music including, Carlinhos Brown, Marcos Suzano and Lenine.

For his next album Deeper Than Oceans Miyazawa enlisted the help of producer and musician Arto Lindsay. This album was a culmination of Miyazawa’s global influences, especially Brazil, merging with the Western music he grew up with, recent dance trends, and the nearest roots music to home that he came to love, Okinawa.

The album was recorded at various locations around the world with a supporting cast of over forty musicians roughly divided between Brazilian and Japanese. Some of the Brazilian musicians who have previously worked with Arto Lindsay, include Moreno Veloso, while from Okinawa, the guests are Yoriko Ganeko and Takashi Hirayasu.

Aside to pursuing his musical career with the Boom and as a solo artist, the workaholic Miyazawa has been much in demand as a songwriter for other Japanese artists. On his fourth solo album Spiritek, he chose eleven songs he had originally written for other artists, to record himself. This CD contains three tracks from Spiritek.

Compiled specifically for overseas release, Tokyo Story introduces the work of one of Japan's most remarkable musicians of the last fifteen years. He is one of the greatest songwriters of his generation with his own set of unique influences, producing music with a distinctive Miyazawa stamp of quality.

1. Tokyo Story (Final Groove Edition)

from 'Miyazawa Sick'

2. Waishoh na Wakusei (The Dwarfish Planet)

from 'Afrosick'

3. Nampasen (A Wrecked Ship)

from 'Afrosick'

4. Snow in Uchinah

from 'Miyazawa'

5. 2 Continents

from 'Spiritek'

6. Capitã de Areia

from 'Miyazawa'

7. Piano

from 'Spiritek'

8. A Tango for Guevara and Evita (Trüby Trio Treatment)

from 'Miyazawa' and 'Deeper than Oceans'

9. Seven Days, Seven Nights

from 'Sixteenth Moon'

10. My Heart, My Soul, My Fear

from 'Sixteenth Moon'

11. Illusion (From Farther than Anybody Else)

from 'Afrosick'

12. Dareyorimo Tohku kara

from 'Spiritek'

13. Canción de la Isla (Shima Uta)

from 'Miyazawa Sick'

14. Chimuguri Utasha (monoaural mix)

from 'Miyazawa' and 'Deeper than Oceans'

15. Hyang Ju

from 'Sixteenth Moon'


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Spiritek

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Spiritek

Ref: FSD2271


Price: 25.99

An album of self covers from Miyazawa, of songs he has written over the years for other artists, such as Sandii, Sayoko and Okinawans Yoriko Ganeko and Shokichi Kina. Mostly recorded in Japan with Japanese musicians, very different from his recent multi-national solo efforts. Probably recorded more for the Japanese market, with the quality of the songwriting top notch. Some Brazilian and tango influences add the world elements to otherwise fairly straight forward pop music.



Miyazawa-Sick (DVD)

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Miyazawa-Sick (DVD)

Ref: FSV1855a


Price: 36.99

The superb Miyazawa band recorded live at Tokyo Zepp, plus two video clips.



Miyazawa Sick

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Miyazawa Sick

Ref: FSD1830a


Price: 25.99

Excellent compilation of tracks taken from Miyazawa's three solo albums, plus Spanish version of Shima Uta, (Cancion de la Isla).



Miyazawa

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Miyazawa

Ref: FSD1561a


Price: 25.99

3rd solo album from Boom leader, combines strong songwriting with innovative arrangements, imaginative instrumentation, and inventive production by Arto Lindsay. The various recording locations, (Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Buenos Aries, Tokyo, Okinawa) reflect the diversity of sounds on the album. Brazilian music provides probably the strongest thread throughout, with elements of samba, bossa nova and other Brazilian music. Intertwined between these,are glorious Okinawan influences heard on songs such as "Snow in Okinawa" and "Chimuguri Utasha". In addition to the original versions these two tracks have been given a dancefloor remix by Chris Franck (of De Lata) Ryukyu Underground (UK/American duo) and Monaural. Elsewhere, "Perfect Love", "Deeper than Oceans" "Mandala" and "It's Me" feature that laid back yet funky Brazilian groove. Each varies in style and accompaniment, some with a decidedly more contemporary feel than others with "Eu Vou Junto" probably the purest Brazilian track of all. "Tokyo Story" has a jazzy hip hop feel, while "A Tango for Evita and Che Guevara" is a remarkable poetry reading.



Sixteenth Moon

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Sixteenth Moon

Ref: FSD1173


Price: 25.99

Recorded in London produced by Hugh Padgham. As always with Miyazawa, strong songs, slick production. Also features on guitar Dominic Miller, drums Manu Katche and on keyboards Paul 'Wix' Wickens. Two songs sung in English. High quality album by world class artist.

One of Japan's most talented musicians.


Afrosick

KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA

Afrosick

Ref: FSD1172


Price: 25.99

Second solo album from Boom singer. Recorded in Brazil with all star Brazilian cast. New style Brazilian music, driving rhythm, great songs. Recommended.



Live, Beautiful Songs

TAEKO ONUKI, TAMIO OKUDA, KEIICHI SUZUKI, KAZUFUMI MIYAZAWA, AKIKO YANO

Live, Beautiful Songs

Ref: FSD1421


Price: 29.99

Double live album by five of Japan's leading singer/songwriters, performing their most famous tunes, some solo, others together. A hit album in Japan.



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